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-term. that's the plan i put forward and the idea came not even from paul ryan or senator widen, who is a co-author of the bill in the senate, it came from bill clinton's chief of staff. this is an idea that's been around a long time, which is saying, hey, let's see if we can't get competition into the medicare world so that people can get a choice of different plans at lower costs, better quality, i believe in competition. >> jim, if i can just respond very quickly, first of all, every study has shown that medicare has lower ed administrative costs than insurance, which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. and private insurers have to make a profit. nothing wrong with that. that's what they do. and so, you've got higher administrative costs. plus profit. on top of that. and if you are going to save any money through what governor romney's proposing, what has to happen is that the money has to come from somewhere. and when you move to a voucher system, you are putting seniors at the mercy of those insurance companies and over time, if traditional medicare has decayed or fallen
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